Starting this week Allied Tree Services, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will begin trimming trees around power lines on Orange Street in Los Alamos.
In subsequent weeks, crews will work through the Denver Steels neighborhood.
According to DPU officials, the tree trimming effort is to reduce power outages by removing branches and trees that are either too close to power lines or pose a risk of falling on power lines. Trimming trees coupled with an aggressive operation and maintenance program supports the Electric Reliability Plan (developed in 2011 and updated in 2014) to reduce the number and scope of power outages in the county.
Tree trimming efforts will continue through the months of January and February. If residents observe tree branches interfering with power lines, DPU encourages them to report it to the Customer Care Center at 505.662.8333 or CustomerCare@lacnm.us. Crews will investigate and address the situation as necessary.
The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water and wastewater systems under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities. The DPU is funded by rates paid for electric, gas, water and wastewater services and auxiliary fees, and has provided the community with these services for more than 50 years.